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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:30am EST
inequality and a record income gap. the president argued that decade's long shift in the economy has undermind all groups poor and middle class that now face the same problems once attributed to inner city minority groups. one prescription is the height to the federal minimum wage now at 7.25 per hour. >> i'm going to keep pushing till we get a higher minimum wage for hard working american across the country. it will be good for the economy and our families. >> president made his call one day before thousands of fast food workers in 100 cities nationwide walked off the job on thursday in protest of low pay. these workers want a minimum wage hike to $15 per hower, higher than what the democrats want in the state at $10 an hour. president obama supports the 10.10 hike. congress has not raised the wage since 2009 on the legislation passed with george w. bush was president. >> is an increase in the minimum wage justify at a time when real wages for all income levels, except the top have been flat or falling, not rising? >> i think you just made the case, all wages were falling except for
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
add aeal that trillion dollars to the economy. u.s. compliments on food subsidies in a latin american block. president obama praised the draft agreement. analysts say it will do more to salvage the long-running doha round of talks and to solve food shortages and tell global commerce. more on this deal later. we're going to hear. the u.s. and japanese economies will recover the most next year. find out more from the chief economist when "first up" returns. ♪ >> australia's largest insurer shares are plunging, the biggest drop in 12 years up down 21%. it is paired off that one. unexpected net loss of about $250 million. it is due to write-downs at the north american operations. this is a stock where watching for you this morning. qbe falling the most in 12 years. that will be one of the lacquers on the sx 200. on tuesday a hearing is due to begin. into the asian on the crash. happened in san francisco in july. people died when the bowl and triple seven hit a seawall as a came into land. they're going to look at the pilot performance. on wednesday it is hong kong's biggest debut in a y
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
as firms cutting staff so france still a big concern for the eurozone economy. we'll get more reaction on that in the next five minutes. at the same time, china is rolling out a new ipo plan. a 14 month freeze on new listings. companies will have to provide more disclosure in exchange for letting the market have more say on which deals get the green light. we're in sing ga pure with more market reaction. >> ross, beijing's news will bring the shanghai higher. the shendo boards tumbled 5%. the chinese deposit had its worst plunge ever. so before today the index had rallied more than 80% this year and it lost over 8% in today's trade. chinese authorities signal the likely resumption of ipo approvals as soon as next month. broker rages got a strong boost as can you see from the first row here. banks mostly ended in the green. health wide, new rules requiring cash dividends as well as the state council's announcement to start a preferred pallet program which may help banks shore up its core capital. but beijing is getting tougher on back door listings. while ipo approvals were stalling, ma
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
policy finally sorted out which is very positive for the world economy as well. there seems to be the argument -- they are talking that the normal , he ise of unemployment looking at that and going, we can fix that. we cannot better paid jobs, more jobs, we can change the dynamic through innovation and thinking about the problems that we face. how realistic is that? do with the unemployed men story on both sides of the atlantic? >> i am having lunch with larry today. i will carry on afterwards with him. if i could just revert to the ec1 investing enough. investing has been very poor. we are sitting on huge amounts of money. ins of people want to invest u.k. plc. the announcement earlier in the week, opening the doors to create higher-paying jobs. we are creating very poorly paid jobs. we have to create higher-paying jobs here in the u.k. and create real economic growth. the u.s. has a similar problem. wages haven't risen for over 20 years. we have been doing something's wrong. of investmentck in infrastructure and other areas. we have exported to much of our capital expendit
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
korea and european economies consume and really rely on getting that consumer to spend more and consume more? numbers. get inflation >> that is due in at just 30 minutes from now. we are expecting cpi rising 3.1% for the month of november. that is falling from the month of october. take a look at pbi as well. >> continually falling. >> negative one point five percent is the estimate in my with what you saw in october. consistentlync. -- in that 1.5% range. >> thanks all for that. stay with china because it has been reported that an additional 5 wall st firms are under investigation for hiring practices. new york times saying regulators have widened their inquiry as to whether jpmorgan broke anti- bribery laws. last month the bank and it plans to manage china everbright ipo amid scrutiny. the wto celebrity a landmark deal that could add $1 trillion to the global economy. subsidies on food dropping opposition to a deal. president obama praised the agreement which is a first in the 18 year history of the wto. analysts say it will do more to salvage talks then food shortages and help global
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
front. more companies are hiring and the economy shows signs of a rebound. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york city. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. merrill newman departed beijing airport about 15 minutes ago, headed for his home in san francisco. he'd been held in north korea since late october. officials said they released newman on humanitarian grounds and for apologising for crimes committed during the korean war. he spoke to reporters before leaving beijing. >> i'm glad to be coming home. >> melissa chan has more. >> great news that merrill newman has been freed. you can well imagine how distraught his family has been. he's missed thanksgiving, but will be home in time for the holidays. we hear that merrill newman was part of a special unit called the white tigers. military intelligence stole secrets - we didn't know about the group until the 1990s. so from the north korean perspective they consider merrill newman, even though he's advanced in age, a serious enemy. from the n
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
for the goods in china and other nations. the cap the world's economy humming. it may not work that way anymore . a rebounding u.s. is giving less support for you -- for global growth than it has in the past. the smallest u.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
to the economy an-for-a change so many good news. the november's job's report shows the unemployment rate fell to an all time low. the u.s. economy gained moore jomorejobs than expected. and the gains are wide spread in low and high conditions. it's i something that is key to today's economic news. >> i always kind a reason to find i this report shea shairky. the unemployment rate is down and we have created 200,000 jobs every month but a quarter of the jobs were higher payin paying j6 an hour or more. that is what wei we are concernd about. 1:5 is still low paying. that is part 69 problem. >> of the problem. it's not gang busters and teabs noit'snot a raw numbers thing. sgenerally speaking the qawl quy of jobs is higher. >> at first glance it would appear it's a big deal, but is it? world gets ou obsessed with the unemployment rate. >> i couldn't care less. that number measures a group of people in a changing group of larkehearingerlarger people. i do don't care about that number. more than 150,000 joan because that is the number of more people that come into the work force every month than
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
and the economy. the data now raising concerns over what can still be accomplished in his next few years as president. joining us now is our political panel angela mcgrewen, fox knew political analyst, and ronow molono. the president used to enjoy euphoric ratings. now his approval rating is abysmal on all kinds of issues. so ways happening overall? why is this happening? what kind of take do you look at this -- what prism do you look at this through, angela? >> the bottom line is this. are you better off today than you were four years ago? most americans that elected this president yet again, now they're having buyers remorse, because most americans are not better off. if you look at the unemployment rate at 7% but for the black community, last check, it was 13%. the hispanic community has not lowered that much and for women and young adults, if you have a college degree, kelly, most people don't have a job today, so people are looking at this situation and though the president is a great orator, a great politician, motivational speeches do not make a more prosperous america. >> when yo
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
start to negotiate the best stands for the treat jar ukrainian economy live to one doesn't know what the words when we see you we want it back to times for me and we wanted to intensify all. this agreement is to be signed it was in the fall and it will be necessary to comply with the stunts. haiz co was not welcomed by all stations jesus. they hope to summon enough punishment revolts on tuesday to oust the cabinets. you are gentle called reached justified its decision by saying that ukraine could in the photo great treats aren't sweet to watch. he estimates showed about forty five cents of ukrainians support posts but integration with the eu. but that was ordered as favoring the most part sweet to watch bulls coach point two brackets you with the eu by finding some new ukrainian imports and a quick single trade sanctions. in two thousand knowing dispute between kiev and moscow on gas prices resulting gas being cut off to the ukraine for a three week period the general cctv transmission out to thailand anti government protest leader says that the attacks obama said on tuesday that he
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
of what is expected to be a weaker payroll number in the u.s. economy. >>> germany's central bank raises its 2014 growth target for europe's largest economy as evidence shows demand from within the eurozone is finally picking up. >>> deutsche bank is to close its commodity business mainly in london and new york. display you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> a former south african president nelson mandela passed away last night at the age of 95. world leaders have been sending message messages of mourning for the leader. >> he is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son our people have lost a father. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. the first president of a free south africa, a man who suffered so much for freedom and justice, and a man who through his dignity and through his triumph inspired milli
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
the economy is going to do this year and next ahead of the election. >> yeah. i think the likelihood is that the economy will continue to grow at a 2% to 2.5% late next year. that's decent, but it's not stellar. given all they have said about reducing the deficit over the next few years, it leaves room for cutting taxes. i think what the uk needs is a rebalancing towards investment and exports. the government realizes this and i think as a consequence it's unlikely to do things to throw additional fuel on the fire of consumption. >> do you think the government is doing enough? are you expecting any measures, say, on planning tomorrow from the troika? would that have helped? we had construction pmis this week very strong, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. but many suppliers saying the supply side of that market is still very, very underperforming. >> yeah. i mean, when it comes to the supply side of the uk housing market, it really is down to things like change, having a look at the green belt legislation, trying to, you know, incentivize local authorities to watch the yen gauge
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
and inflation data, maybe the global economy is doing better. therefore, risk assets have started to rise somewhat. let's break that down for you in terms of individual sectors. the ftse down. flat this morning. the xetra dax is up .4. the ftse is up around half of 1%. one interesting picture as far as commodities are concerned today. spot gold, 1230 is where we stand. it's down 27% this year. managed to stay fairly flat post the jobs number. on the other hand, copper is down. it's really the tapering talk outweighing the better chinese data. brent holding 111.96. on the bond market, treasuries haven't done too badly today. 2.85% in europe. 2.89%. there is a sense fairly comfortable we might get some tapering. euro dollar up to 137.68. it was at 137.16. you're not far away from the six-month high we hit last week of 103.38. chinese data and sterling, 163.66 just below the six-week number we hit last week. that's where we trend right now. in europe sixuan joins us. >> thank you, ross. happy monday. asian markets gained traction. china markets ended just marginally higher ahead of this week
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
inequality is jeffer dieing the middle class and he wants to make sure that the economy works for everyone. who was this speech directed at. >> reporter: that's a great question. you have look it's a it italy a political spectrum. it was directed to the left. they have been very displeased, disillusioned. look flo further than the last two months, the bunkelled roll out of healthcare.gov . it has not gone well and it's reflecting poorly in the polls. there is an election coming up for every member of the house of representatives. next year there is a third up for grabs in the senate the centecenter for american progres guaranteeing that the president's message will be amplified at the people it's aimed at. a theme that the president has concentrated on throughout the course of his speeches. echoing themes from a hundred years prior that theater roosevelt hit on. he spoke to a number of key con sit sent groups. women talking about equal wages in the work group. nondiscrimination against gays in the workplace. he talked about the affordable care act and called it a powerful piece of legisla
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
given potential. it is because we know that when women and girl participate in economies, economic growth is greater than would be without them. where women and girls are given the chance to be educated and to get the healthcare they deserve to have, we know that societies benefit. where women and girls can participate in peace making and peace building as full members of society trying to resolve conflicts, we know that resolution is more likely to be sustained. it's a great honor for me to have this award. but it is a reminder of how much more we have yet ahead of us to accomplish. to make sure that tom's dream, tom's life, the examples of the award recipients with us and those unable to come, bring out in each of us our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights, universal human rights for every man, woman, boy and girl in the world. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do to hold high his ideals and by accepting this award and knowing that tom would not let me off the hook, otherwise, it is something that i will continue to be committed to i
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
is the appropriate agency of resolution for so many of these problems and our society and our economy? >> i couldn't agree more. i think if they left us more -- gotten aetna, cigna, united and the blue cross plans in a room together and said let's figure this out. why don't you go on the website for us, it would have been a lot more successful and done a lot more quickly. i think the more they delegate to private k350e7bs, the better off they'll be. they're learning it the hard way. >> they're learning it the hard way. i take your point that these are good people, smart people, but not really the people i, frankly, give a damn about. i'm concerned about the american people, the people who have been promiseduch by an administration that seems to be capable of very little. the idea that we've gone through, over the last three fiscal years, they've raised over $50 billion in revenue for the affordable care act. they're on track right now. there will be an additional 500 can we put that up, $50 billion collected, 2010 through '12. then, of course, this year and next -- through the ne ten years, we'll
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
, and that's hurting the economy, as well as the military authorization bill, the defense authorization bill that allows the military to get paid next year. these things have to get done fast, it is going to be very tough including avoiding a shutdown. jenna: sometimes you're known for procrastination, maybe a tougher deadline can help everyone -- i'm just going to be optimistic. >> nice place to start. [laughter] jenna: carl, thank you. jon: when americans hear the work schedule, no wonder congress has such a low approval rating. let's go to the extreme weather alert, a nasty winter storm causing big, big problems. after being pummeled with heavy snow and freezing winds, areas are digging in for a burst of very cold temperatures. the storm is on the move now and spelling icy trouble across the south. meteorologist maria molina is here with what we can expect today. maria? >> reporter: hi, jon, good to see you, and hello, jenna. we've been looking at some very cold current wind chill temperatures with some areas looking at a current wind chill at about threes below -- 40 degrees below zero a
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 8:30am PST
few years funnily enough that they forget that they could change one child off to help the economy. but before that would take a look at the top rate of one year in china first up in security daily. the restricted housing policies after the premium still not stop the rise in housing prices. the china index academy over to play his one hundred cities housing prices died yesterday today november the average housing price the country's one hundred visitors to the vet and got to the un for square meter for about a hundred to two hundred dollars a square foot increased five point eight percent compared to the previous month. eighteen consecutive month for rising housing prices in stuttgart and twelve. many first and second years to implement the new restricted housing policy after the third clean up. market insiders don't believe the booker prize over short period of time the new puppy might have a positive impact in the future how i can cook them. in october the beautiful cover and on to provide new and plot structure. coverage is regulated the house and constructively and promptly sol
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
're dealing with this horrible economy. also lands in the house of representatives where they understand nothing is getting done. the reason why we have a youth job crisis in this country is because there's been no jobs bill passed. i think the president -- >> -- trillion dollar stimulus shovel ready jobs bill in which even he admits, you know, there are no is up things as shovel ready jobs. how can you put the blame entirely on congress? isn't it the president? >> well, greg, think what we saw in the stimulus package from this president is he actually invested in america's future. he put teachers back to work. firefighters back to work. police officers back to work. a majority of those individuals are young people. young people understand that this law -- >> it was a payoff to the unions. you just listed a litany of unions who are paid off. >> you know that's not true. a lot of young teachers got a chance to go back in the classroom. >> i don't want to get off the subject here. brad, let me get back to it. here's how the new york post editorial has put this thing about millennials. amer
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
economies. improvement and growth, but what's happening in the real economy? >> the spanish enclave that's a tempting gateway for illegal migrants. (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. (vo) we pursue that story beyond the headline, past the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. (vo) and follow it no matter where it leads, all the way to you. al jazeera america. take a new look at news. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
-world war ii era. to folks in washington seem put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. havenk they are going to bigger pressures. legalf course you have reform. education fornd every child. allowed for the growth education, overseeing kids in% of the districts they would already be attending. that is a solution. >> inc. you, governor. i am a senior adviser to the education foundation. you imply we know what works, at there seems to be consensus that the weakest link seems to be our secondary schools. the president announced a grant program. many people believe we are no longer meeting the needs of people. >> we have a number of initiatives doing that, including allowing high school atdents to take courses college. in one case: locating schools on college campuses, or inviting them to have courses in the school. think we failed most of the kids in the early years. we just a bigger price in the later years. a child not doing well in
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans meantime remain focused on obama care. north carolina congress woman renee elmhurst delivered the gop's response earlier today. >> families who work hard and by play the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of house passed jobs bills awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >> meanwhile, good news on the latest jobs report to share. 203,000 of them created in november, just 1,000 shy of the number of jobs created in october. unemployment fell by.3 down to 7%, the lowest in five years. kristen welker is at the white house for us. kristin, i'm curious how the white house is interpreting these numbers. all good? >> well, look, th
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> good economy. >> a better economy. a lot of people say they don't feel it. a better than expected jobs report pushed the dow nearly 200 points higher on friday. >> you know why 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november. way better than expected. the jobless rate, that ticked significantly lower to 7%. that is the lowest it's been in five years. we have more on how it's affecting wall street. good morning, zain. >> well, poppy and victor, it was a big week for the economy. car sales rose, new home sales soared and friday, unemployment rate druopped to 7%. that's the lowest since 2008. earlier this year, unemployment declined a lot of people got discouraged and weren't counted. the economy has added more than 2 million jobs this year, the best since 2005 and the gains not just in low-rate sectors. a lot in education and health care, professional services like accountants and travel agents. and hiring in manufacturing is strongest since last year. wages are up and americans are working less hours. the list goes on. the report pushed the dow up 200 points friday. the federal reserve
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
on and that's jobs and growing the economy. in my home state of nevada, we still have a stubbornly high unemployment rate above the national average. despite improvements in certain sectors, there's far too many nevadans who are still looking for work. many who have been out of work for now more than a year, year and a half, going on two years, and i know it's part of the budget debate that will occur between now and january 15, will be this discussion about extending unemployment benefits. which is incredibly important to american families who have been struggling during this sustained recession. and so i would challenge my colleagues on the other side, allow us to bring forward the number of jobs legislation and bills that would help build our infrastructure back up in this country. allow us to bring these bills to a vote in this chamber so that we can get our country moving again, we can get the middle class economy moving, we can help middle class families who are trying to provide for themselves and their families with good, sustainable, family-sustainable jobs. not low-wage jobs t
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 8:30pm PST
of the us economy and your yarn is now at one hundred and thirty nine point one four two one nine the profit taking in the euro against the yen bow so the bistro meg is me get this easter may see some selling pressure on japanese export this city. t i tried doing things a lot for that update. officials from japanese firms hitachi and us manufacturer johnson controls are set to join forces. they plan to establish the world's largest air conditioning firm for businesses next year. he got to plan says will spin off its air conditioning business and johnson controls will obtain a sixty percent stake in the joint venture school will use our goal is to establish the world's leading air conditioning system for cars. by combining technology is home detention and chills and controls the dude's president says his firm's energy saving technology along with the us company's global sales network is a ninety lb partnership. japan's banking now boasts the strongest sales in air conditioning systems can be in cash the market. an upgraded to business on the wii with the tech market. it is. it is when sliced
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
away from a drug economy. to a more diverse and traditional egrarian type of economy. so we put in place the road map opportunities. will the afghan people be able to achieve it? much will turn on their governance and their own leadership. but we have laid that opportunity in front of them. i don't think we can back away from the necessity to continue assisting. canada has committed $100 million ongoing. and there is an old legal maxim that says once you start to render assistance, you have to continue. you can't let somebody drown. and i think the international community does recognize that. and also that the stakes are high. there are many, as is the case ongoing, in syria that are playing in this particular part of the world and st needs to win. there needs to be an ongoing and lasting stability in that country, and in that region. >> let me ask about the security conference and you were the founder of this event, in hall fax, and has it developed the way you expected and where do you think it is going to be five years from now? >> well, i'm really proud and i'm humbled the b
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
economy works were every working american. higher wages would leave the steeper prices and fewer pitch and it is for jobs. >> you cannot just translate your need for more money into every business and say, i have three kids to be, so you need to pay more. that is not how compensation works in this country. >> they sayyit's up to the local franchise to determine wages. lou: and markets always. while the unions are pressing for higher wages and seeking to organize those workers in the union democrats on capitol hill today push for an extension of unemployment insurance benefits. minority leader nancy pelosi said that house democrats will not support legislation that does not extend emergency benefits. senate budget committee chairman and house budget committee chairman have been working on a plan the spending cap by 34 billion to just over a trillion. the two sides have a self-imposed deadline of friday the 13th to resolve the matter without a deal we could see a repeat of this year's government shut down. we will see. unemployment benefits have been extended five times in the last five
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
to forty percent of the world's economy. they sever second year in korea life from seoul and keep them from when they do so much for joining us. we begin with the president's confirmation of three key government posts today which went through despite the lack of the national assembly's blasting the president talking head pushed ahead with the appointments to maintain stability in state affairs as all elementary businesses come to an effective holt from a boycott by the opposition party the presidential office correspondence was into surface. health and welfare minister please don't kill prosecutor general keen to attack a cheese stick on a term high tech and have benefits to place your perspective seats by president mckinley. ordered the new we appoint officials to work or brooding up the normal practice is to penetrate its tv fears that its production. make sure that nobody in any case to find the constitution and the beaches democratic principles the president had to lay off three appointments due to strong objections by the opposite party. after all confirmed that she's on her nomination
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 10:30am PST
the geelong plant ukraine profit from europe's economy this european union officials and heads of european states tried to explain the inventive use of your hand the main even if new ukrainian coal beds that will be able to penetrate the european market. he's only one explanation for that he did it with you on. indeed the european market. he's nice and very protected markets. and it is actually the ukrainian market that's your real needs particularly in these times call for an economic crisis has sold its head between his duty as an extension called the european market. protests in kiev began in november the plaintiff as to say no to the government said it was suspending a major trade deal with the heat while a zombie and tools independence plan on sedan not the week with several thousand demonstrators and police occasionally engaging in scuffles on friday night eleven security forces run out of patience and raided the county seat is she a force to disperse the crowd authorities were quick to find any prices in central kiev but this is only set to encourage today's opposition to a good day
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
of sanctions that has crippled iran's economy, cut their oil revenues by more than half, have put enormous pressure on currency, their economy contracted by more than 5% last year, and it is precisely because of the international sanctions and coalition we were able to build internationally that the iranian people responded by saying we need a new direction in how we interact with the international community and how we deal with the sanctions regime, and that's what brought president rowhani to power. he was not necessarily the first choice of hard liners inside iran. now, that doesn't mean that we should trust him or anybody else inside iran. this is a regime that came to power as swearing opposition to the united states, to israel, and to many of the values that we hold dear, but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the possibility that we can resolve this issue diplomatically, and that is the deal that at the first stages we have been able to get done in geneva, thanks to some extraordinary work by john kerry and his c
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
the economy. american people are talking about all these issues except what is important to me, my job and income. that is what washington needs to focus on. american people are screaming, focus on what is important to us. >> they paint a bright picture on the horizon for the white house in terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> we can try to turn this around, is working, are people getting insurance, are people saying yes? there are scenarios where the country starts saying, ok, it was a bumpy start but it will get better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you have a series of fiscal debates coming up between the president and congress and those have not gone well. the president and his team see those as opportunities again to sharpen the difference between what he is trying to do for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and there is a lot between now and then that has to get fixed. the white h
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
about the economy. >>> a top hezbollah leader is killed. the lebanese group says he was assassinated. ♪ >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when h
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
back to china. the u.s. and china represent the world's largest economies, the world largest energy consumers, and the world's largest emitters of carbon pollution. i would rather not be the largest energy consumer or the largest emitter of carbon pollution, but since we are, we are going to get together and talk. we know there is economic competition between the two nations. that is healthy. but we do share the same climate and the same level of concern about a changing climate. i think we are well positioned to begin work together in a more concerted effort to move forward, to build on what i think of as 30 years of significant cooperation and partnership between our countries already. let me highlight the fact that one of the opportunities when i go to china is to build on the fact that epa and the ministry of environmental protection in china have had a deep and strong relationship. they know they are facing á1m they have known that for some time. we know that as well. for the past 15 years, we have been working with them in depth on working to address their air quality challen
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
's economy. this european union officials and heads of european states tried to explain the advantages of european ambition to lead opinions too late the main even if you are ukrainian products that will be able to penetrate the european market. he's only one explanation for that to me that it would be none indeed the philippine market he's nice and very protected markets. and it is actually the ukrainian market that's your real needs particularly in big time golf in economic crisis has so it is said to please you as an extension called the european market will the protests is was impressed by the ukraian president's promise to re start discussions on the eu trade deal which of course lies at the root of all the unrest has taken a bit of a situation has unfolded over the pos couple of weeks ago began in the kiev on to them and to the festival for the government said it was suspending a major trade deal with the eu. iran is on the capital's independence square last another week with several thousand demonstrators and police occasionally engaging in scuffles on friday nights however secu
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
many common interests were close trading partners were trying to develop a global economy together and i think that's gonna be a big part of the message is not just a newbie about the crisis over in her defense though i would say that joe biden isn't that the condition of mediating pensions. this law might i add the rice and all. what kind of united states may not fully agree with each other it's a bloody and eighty i see both sides say that a moment to calm the situation calls for sustained high level gauge. i'm sad it's all about. this is about twenty four inches. major concerns on cctv. they did. french the issues you more. ril has arrived in beijing just in time to attend the closing ceremony of the nineteenth france china economic seminar on thursday. they're all delivered a speech at the ceremony. saying that france hopes to reach an economic balance with china the seminar is an annual event co hosted by the china council for the promotion of international trade and the french to the committee every year a delegation of french governor's lead by the french government official
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
. and in an economy that is not creating enough work for people who want to go to work and still not creating enough middle class jobs. >> reporter: the president is paying attention to the issue, calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage. >> it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> reporter: in this push for a higher minimum wage, a higher federal minimum wage likely to not go away anytime soon. the bureau of labor statistics shows six out of ten fastest growing positions in the next decade will be low paying positions. >> a lot of folks are struggling. that's for sure. we'll be watching these protests across the nation. >>> in other headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be headi
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
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CNN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
on cnn. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> memorials are growing and people in south africa are celebrating the life of nelson mandela, the civil rights icon died thursday at the age of 95. cnn's robin kurnow is live outside his home in johannesburg where it really is a place of holding vigil, at the same time celebrating his life. >> reporter: absolutely. it's like a pilgrimage here. south africans doing what they always do, they sing in times of happiness and in times of hardship. and this noise, this celebration, this la meant you hear behind me has been going on literally since thursday night. people singing over and over again, nelson mandela, nelson mandela, there's no one like you. now, many of these south africans behind me felt like they had a personal closeness with nelson mandela. they owe so much to him. and he had that way with people. his family saying today that he had time for everyone, kings and queens, rich or poor, great or small. and, in fact, one of those people was bill clinto
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] cracks good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. on this nice brisk detroit michigan day, it is my honor to introduce dr. rand paul, the junior senator from kentucky. the united states senator elected in 2010 and has certainly made his mark in just a very short time. he has proven to be an outspoken champion for cons
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:30am PST
these countries featuring economy the protesters continued to iran even independence square another ukrainian delegation with the most critical of russia's power and customs union. the blockade your name then didn't play. preventing access to the presidential i've found that an independent man. given that direction. it didn't rain today op ed the flimsy as adjusting the height of the time being at least the government to put pen to color eggs the protests. and on reports the ukrainian government preparing for a possible snap election. if you use this escalating standoff. domestic cctv in independence square ikea nelson mandela he said to be buried in a private ceremony in his home village of cool next sunday. this weekend there will be a national day of mourning for former south african president. he passed away on thursday evening at the age of ninety five on tuesday a memorial service will be held this a way to giving millions a chance to see their final farewells cctv scott henderson reports from the family home inaza the knee boat. he's releasing its operations the leak at the kt to the
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy. he focused on the gap between the rich and the poor and making the case for raising the minimum wage to more than $10. while extending unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below it was than when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders quickly took issue with the president's poach. house speaker john boehner suggesting the president's policies created the very problems that he described. >> meanwhile republicans and democrats are trying to hammer out a budget deal to avoid another government shutdown next month. paul ryan and patty murray are heading up these talks. the two sides are said to be about $100 billion apart with the gap narrowing in the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
that will not be able to pay rent. this is serious for the local economy. it will be a disaster in years to come as we see this thing go. that's the reason we are continuing to stand with detroit, and we'll stand up and fight back. we'll file the appeal and file it all the way to the supreme court. >> you think bankruptcy is a make. what is the alternative. >> we don't just think it's a mistake. we think it is illegal. first and foremost we have to understand that emergency management itself - we have two lawsuits filed, national action network, filed a law sued a few months ago. we repealed public at four, the emergency manager legislation. the governor came back with the same legislation, attached it to some money so it couldn't be repealed again, made it repeal proof. we feel the city of detroit never went into bankruptcy. you have to think about it like this: this mayor did not lead us into the bankruptcy. the city council never voted for bankruptcy. we feel it is illegal. on the other end of this the state and the city put $400 million together to build a new hockey arena here in the city of detr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
to be the only threat this government will face. with the economy in such a terrible state, it's likely to face the challenge of hungry people who simply can no longer afford enough to eat. harriet martin, al jazeera, khartom. >>> hundreds of thousands answered going to churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. here you can see people still outside nelson mandela's mouse in johannesburg. mike hanna is now reporting. >> reporter: mandela's name rings out in the church as they sing in praise. this is an occasion both joyful and solemn, mirroring the national reaction to the death of the celebrated south african leader. throughout the country it goes through churches, the service attended by the south african president jacob zuma accompanied bus mandela's former wife. they remember the men they affectionately knew as madiba. >> when i say we pray for the nation, we pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> reporter: a song, too, from a new generation. some of these childre
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
, thanks. >>> we want to turn to encour e encouraging news when it comes to the economy. the unemployment rate has turned to its lowest rate in five years. kristen welker has more. >> reporter: the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. surprising some economists say, especially in the wake of the government shutdown and they say it could be an indication the recovery is about to take off, despite the political gridlock here in the nation's capital. neil bloomen that is all launched up this eye store three years ago in new york. these days he sees signs the economy is recovering. >> we have more than doubled in sales and next year, we are planning to high about 150 people. >> reporter: that hiring trend reflects what is happening throughout the country with news friday that employers added more than 200,000 jobs for each of the last four months. in november, many were good paying jobs. 40,000 in education and health care. 27,000 manufacturing jobs added. 17,000 construction jobs. >> now we are getting consistent job reports plus 200 and that is positive and positive not only for the econ
KRON
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
fell to 7%. the strengthening economy is good news for the president. but he may not be getting much credit for this because so many working americans are not feeling any improvement. >> reporter: it's more proof that the u.s. economy is heating up. according to the latest job reports, 203,000 people found work in november and the unemployment rate dropped sharply to 7%, the lowest level in five years. add to that that the economy grew in the third quarter faster than it was initially thought and it's no wonder that the white house wants monther. but analysts warn this warming trend is leaving too many americans out in the cold. >> if you're wealthy, you're feeling it. if you're in the middle or the lower end of the economic spectrum, you aren't. >> reporter: just look at the numbers. while the economy has recovered millions of lost jobs since the great recession, 6 in 10 americans say things are going badly in the country that's because with this recovery, there are two americas, wall street is booming, ending the week on a strong note. even as fast food workers were marching in the
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
's trip was supposed to be about trade and the economy. now in fact it's all about the chinese military. vice president joe biden with one eye towards a possible 2016 bid is getting the chance to flex his international muscle power in asia. >> the united states has an interest in the lowering of tensions in this vital region. as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> reporter: biden, in crisis manager mode, arrived in tokyo as the region confronts a power grab by beijing. china declared it now controls a vast portion of the air space over the east china sea and remote islands that both china and japan claim. biden will bluntly ask the chinese leaders their military intentions when he stops in china next. u.s. officials worry china's ultimate aim is a confrontation with japan. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned. by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> reporter: china is demanding aircraft flying thr
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